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Dr Helen McCracken with pelican

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is an ideal time to highlight the contribution of the women scientists in the Zoo’s Veterinary Department in providing high level wildlife veterinary care.

11 February 2017
Boa Check-up

Boa Check-up

What happens when a boa needs a check-up?

Behind the scenes at Werribee Open Range Zoo our passionate team of Veterinarians and Vet Nurses care for extraordinary group of patients, from tiny birds and marsupials to two tonne rhinoceros and herds of Eland, Oryx and Zebra.

10 February 2017
Binjai video licking ice block

Tigers Turning Seven

Sumatran Tigers Hutan and Indrah celebrated their 7th birthday today with a seven-layer frozen treat prepared by the Carnivore Keepers, featuring some of their favourite flavours: milk, blood, bone marrow, and chicken stock.

9 February 2017
Bong Su in the mud wallow

Bong Su's 40th Anniversary

Asian Elephant bull Bong Su celebrated the 40th anniversary of his arrival at Melbourne Zoo today.

1 February 2017
Blackbuck calves

Blackbuck birth

Werribee Open Range Zoo has welcomed two new arrivals to the Blackbuck herd, with male calf Bada Din born on 25 December and female calf, Carrie born on 27 December.

1 February 2017
lion cubs first health check youtube video

Lion cubs receive first check-up

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s seven-week old Lion cubs have marked another milestone, with their first health check.

Vets and Keepers were able to weigh and examine each of four cubs and determine their sex – two girls and two boys.

31 January 2017
Lunar New Year at Melbourne Zoo

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Zoo

There’s an added Asian flavor to a Zoo visit this weekend at Melbourne Zoo to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Special options have been added to the menus in two catering outlets, the Bong Su takeaway in the Asian Rainforest area and the Lakeside Café, next to the Japanese Garden.

27 January 2017
Lion Harare

Vale Harare

Elderly lion Harare was euthanased this morning due to renal failure, a condition commonly seen in aged cats, both domestic and wild.  

Melbourne Zoo Veterinarian Dr. Kate Bodley explains that Carnivore Keepers had been observing Harare’s inactivity and loss of appetite in recent days.

25 January 2017
Koala and joey

Spend Australia Day at the Zoo

Come and hang out with some of Australia’s iconic wildlife friends at Zoos Victoria this Australia Day!

With events planned at Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary, Australia Day at the Zoo will have even more of an Aussie accent than usual!

25 January 2017
Lion cubs 5 week old VIDEO

Lion cubs mark one month milestone

At almost six weeks of age our four Lion cubs are beginning to find their feet, with their little milk-filled tummies almost touching the ground!

24 January 2017